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Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tom

Zooey Deschanel ... Summer

Geoffrey Arend ... McKenzie

Chloë Grace Moretz ... Rachel

Matthew Gray Gubler ... Paul

Clark Gregg ... Vance

Patricia Belcher ... Millie

Rachel Boston ... Alison

Minka Kelly ... Autumn - Girl at interview
Charles Walker ... Millie's New Husband

Ian Reed Kesler ... Douche
Darryl Alan Reed ... Bus Driver

Valente Rodriguez ... Employee #1

Yvette Nicole Brown ... New Secretary

Nicole Vicius ... Partygoer
Natalie Boren ... Another Partygoer

Maile Flanagan ... Rhoda
Darryl Sivad ... Usher

Gregory Thompson ... Minister (as Gregory A. Thompson)
Michael Bodie ... Man
John Mackie ... Mime (as John Mackey)
Jacob Stroop ... Cupid
Kevin Michael ... Wedding Singer
Sid Wilner ... Grossman

Richard McGonagle ... Narrator (voice)
Jean-Paul Vignon ... French Narrator (voice)

Bryan Anthony ... Dancer

Sybil Azur ... Dancer
Cheryl Baxter ... Dancer

Gustavo Carr ... Dancer (as Gus Carr)
John R. Corella ... Dancer (as John Corella)

Nadine Ellis ... Dancer

Alejandro Estornel ... Dancer
Nathaniel Flatt ... Dancer

Reshma Gajjar ... Dancer

Tiffany Granath ... Dancer

Jennifer Hamilton ... Dancer

Brandon Henschel ... Dancer
Michael Higgins ... Dancer (as Michael W. Higgins)

Kenneth Hughes ... Dancer

Alexandra Nicole Hulme ... Dancer (as Lexy Hulme)
John Jacquet Jr. ... Dancer
Jennifer Lee Keyes ... Dancer (as Jennifer Keyes)

Tim Lacatena ... Dancer

Rebecca Lin ... Dancer
Gelsey Weiss ... Dancer (as Gelsey Weiss Mahanes)

Katie Malia ... Dancer

Anthony Marciona ... Dancer

Christopher Shazar ... Dancer (as Christopher War Martinez)
Vivian Nixon ... Dancer

Tracy Phillips ... Dancer

Nathan Prevost ... Dancer
Jamie Shea ... Dancer

Ryan Thomas ... Dancer

Christian Vincent ... Dancer
Jull Weber ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eileen Abarrca ... Summer Lookalike (uncredited)

Olivia Howard Bagg ... Summer - Age 12 (uncredited)

Joseph Buttler ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Joshua Collins ... Co-Worker 3 (uncredited)

Chris Connell ... Marcus (uncredited)
Danny J. Dolan ... Alto Sax Guy #1 (uncredited)
Adam Emery ... Tom - Age 12 (uncredited)
Taylor Feldman ... French Girl (uncredited)

Landall Goolsby ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Jennifer Hetrick ... Sarah (uncredited)

Janis Jones ... Greeting Card Company Employee (uncredited)

Michael Justice ... Rooftop Guy #1 (uncredited)

Samantha Krutzfeldt ... Charlie (uncredited)
Kevin Leung ... Chinese Father (uncredited)

Michelle Mason ... The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (uncredited)
Christina Miller ... Girl on Stairs (uncredited)

Kayla Gwyneth Morrisey ... Girl on the Stairs (uncredited)
Brigitte Ngo-Trinh ... Wedding Goer (uncredited)
Keisha Ramdhanie ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Jason Robinson ... The Puma (uncredited)

Deborah Rombaut ... Coffee Addict (uncredited)
Justin Ruse ... Costume Character (uncredited)

Haley Smith ... Dancer (uncredited)

Sarah Staitman ... Soccer Girl (uncredited)

Wesley J. Szabo ... Summer's Party Guest (uncredited)

Ellen Thompson ... Partygoer (uncredited)
Ty ... Conversing Woman (uncredited)

Georja Umano ... French Lady (uncredited)

Pleasant Wayne ... Tavern Patron (uncredited)

Maurice Webster ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Kathryn Weisbeck ... Summer Lookalike (uncredited)

Leland White ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
JonJon Wood ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)

Jon Morgan Woodward ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Marc Webb 
Writing credits
Scott Neustadter (written by) &
Michael H. Weber (written by)

Produced by
Veronica Brooks .... associate producer
Scott Hyman .... co-producer (as Scott G. Hyman)
Mason Novick .... producer
Jessica Tuchinsky .... producer
Mark Waters .... producer
Steven J. Wolfe .... producer
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
Rob Simonsen 
Cinematography by
Eric Steelberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alan Edward Bell 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
Production Design by
Laura Fox 
Art Direction by
Charles Varga  (as Charles Varga Jr.)
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Lukehart 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
Makeup Department
Daniel Curet .... hair department head
Jamie Leigh DeVilla .... key makeup artist
Jorjee Douglass .... makeup department head
Silvina Knight .... makeup artist
Aaron Light .... key hair stylist
Aaron Light .... personal stylist: Zooey Deschanel
Vanessa Price .... makeup department head
Production Management
Jenny Hinkey .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Audrey Clark .... second second assistant director
Mike Currie .... second second assistant director
Richard Graves .... first assistant director
Jake Lawton .... production assistant
Eric Sherman .... second assistant director
Pete Waterman .... additional second second assistant director
Art Department
Richard Alarcon .... set painter (as R. Alarcon)
Cody Barajas .... carpenter
Andrew Blunda .... swing
Luis F. Candanoza .... carpenter
Jiye Choi .... storyboard artist
Frank Lee Drennen .... swing
Jason D. Drury .... swing
Mark Finer .... assistant property master
Jesus Flores Jr. .... carpenter
Steven Fox .... construction foreman
Madison 'Maddy' Giessmann .... carpenter (as Madison S. Geissmann)
Maximino Gonzalez .... carpenter
Michael 'Mikey' Lopez .... carpenter (as Michael Lopez)
Dion Macellari .... illustrator
Simon Mayer .... carpenter
Keith McCarthy-Smith .... leadman
Cynthia Nibler .... property master
Tommy Nooch .... carpenter
Felice A. Pappas .... on-set dresser
Chad Seide .... carpenter
Gary Sullivan .... swing
Paula Thompson .... art department coordinator
Amy Lynn Umezu .... concept artist (as Amy Umezu)
Wyatt Vandergeest .... carpenter
Michael Voelker .... assistant property master
Diana Jiang Zeng .... scenic artist (as Diana J. Zeng)
Bret Ross .... set dresser (uncredited)
Steven Vernet .... art (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bryan Arenas .... sound consultant: Dolby
Jeff Blehr .... boom person
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Valerie Davidson .... foley editor
Stacey Dodds .... sound engineer
Lori Dovi .... sound mixer
Julie Feiner .... dialogue editor
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Gary Gegan .... sound mixer
George Burton Goen II .... cable person (as George B. Goen II)
Justin Herman .... sound engineer
Benjamin Hoekstra .... cable person
Matthew Iadarola .... sound mixer
Ryan Lukasik .... foley technical assistant (as Ryan Lukasic)
Ron Malligers .... foley mixer (as Ron Mellegher)
Mark A. Mangini .... sound effects editor (as Mark Mangini)
Andrea M. Metty .... adr facility coordinator
Stacey Michaels .... adr mixer (as Stacey Michales)
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Ronnie Morgan .... first assistant sound editor
Piero Mura .... sound designer
Piero Mura .... supervising sound editor
Rodrigo Ortiz-Parraga .... sound engineer (as Rodrigo Ortiz)
Kevin Schultz .... foley mixer (as Kevin Shultz)
John Sievert .... foley artist
Andy Sisul .... assistant sound editor
David A. Smith .... boom person (as David Allen Smith)
Beth Sterner .... dialogue editor
Jon Tendrich .... playback operator (as Jon M. Tendrich)
Christopher T. Welch .... dialogue/adr supervisor (as Chris Welch)
Tim Atkins .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Bryan M. Cahill .... boom operator (uncredited)
Judah Getz .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jared Marshack .... sound mixing recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robert Garrigus .... special effects coordinator (as Bob Garrigus)
Chris Guzzi .... special effects (uncredited)
Benjamin Hoffman .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Todd Groves .... compositor
Steven Nevius .... compositor (as Steve Nevius)
Lee Roderick .... lead compositor (as Lee 'Rod' Roderick)
Stephen Dyson .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Kellum Lewis .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
John Koyama .... stunt coordinator
Marc Schaffer .... stunts (as Marc Shaffer)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Anderson .... rigging best boy grip
Craig Bauer .... "a" camera second assistant camera (as Craig M. Bauer)
Zachary Boggs .... time lapse director of photography (as Zachary M. Boggs)
Richard W. Botchlet .... best boy electric (as Richard Botchlet)
Adam Camacho .... best boy grip
Steve Charnow .... rigging best boy electric
Steven Cueva .... "b" camera first assistant camera
Carlos DePalma .... rigging grip
Simon England .... camera loader
Kevin Fahey .... rigging best boy grip
Jesse M. Feldman .... "c" camera operator
Eric Forand .... gaffer
Owen Foye .... electrician
Jamie Franta .... company grip
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer (as Anthony Friedkin)
Vadim Frumin .... company grip
Charley Gilleran .... rigging key grip (as Charley H. Gilleran)
Jason Goebel .... "b" camera first assistant camera
Erik Gonzales .... electrician
Vincent P. Hale .... company grip (as Vincent Hale)
David Hammer .... libra head technician
Joshua A. Hicks .... electrician
Milan Janicin .... "b" camera second assistant camera (as Milan 'Miki' Janicin)
John Mang .... dolly grip
Harry Sandlin Mattice III .... video assist operator
Brian McPherson .... libra head technician
Matthew Moriarty .... "a" camera operator
Matthew Moriarty .... steadicam operator
Anthony Nevarez .... rigging grip
Matt Perry .... company grip (as Matthew Perry)
Michelle Pizanis .... "c" camera second assistant camera
Mynor Priesing .... company grip
Aaron Pritchard .... company grip
Dave Richardson .... key grip (as David Richardson)
R. Dustin Sanchez .... electrician
Chuck Smith .... rigging electrician
Darryl St. Juste .... company grip
Travis Stewart .... electrician
Wally Sweeterman .... "c" camera first assistant camera
Alexander Taylor .... electrician
Newton TerMeer .... rigging gaffer
Patrick A. Toole .... rigging electrician
Zoran Veselic .... "a" camera first assistant camera
Danny Vincent .... electrician
Dan Wells .... best boy grip
Anders Yarbrough .... "b" camera second assistant camera (as Anders A. Yarbrough)
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Jeff Barnett .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Ryan Copeland .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Gabriel Kaczorowski .... grip (uncredited)
Steve O'Hallearn .... grip (uncredited)
Christopher Pritzlaff .... gaffer: commercial (uncredited)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Vanessa Ward .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Animation Department
Dave Spafford .... animator: 2D bird
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Fabian Jonathan .... extras casting assistant
Erika Lee .... extras casting
Jonathan Rackman .... casting associate
Michael Schiavone .... extras casting
Christian Kaplan .... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Summer Browning .... costumer
Carrie Dacre .... set costumer
Michele Jaffe .... set costumer
Daniela Kurrle .... cutter/fitter
Marcy Lavender .... costume supervisor
Ryck Schmidt .... costumer
Deanna M. Saul .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jim Eberle .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Dave Hussey .... digital intermediate colorist
Tim Maxwell .... digital transfer
Nick Monton .... digital intermediate project manager
Jennifer Vecchiarello .... assistant editor
Taylor Black .... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3 (uncredited)
Brian Gee .... Fotokem Assistant Editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Michael Chickey .... location manager
Martin J. Cummins .... key assistant location manager
Justin Duncan .... key assistant location manager
Trey Neely .... assistant location manager
Jeremy Alter .... location manager (uncredited)
Andrew R. Gardiner .... key assistant location manager/scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Dorian Cheah .... music editor: temp music
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Brad Haehnel .... score recordist
Jen Monnar .... supervising music editor
Rebecca Morellato .... Music Production Exec
Patrick Spain .... scoring assistant engineer
Amritha Vaz .... composer: additional music (as Amritha Fernandes Bakshi)
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor
Laura Webb .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
John Bojorquez .... driver
Ernesto A. Luna .... transportation co-captain (as Ernesto Luna)
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Juan Ramirez .... transportation captain (as Juan J. Ramirez)
Grady Allen Bishop .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Louis Dargenzio .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Renetta G. Amador .... script supervisor
Mark Asaro .... production coordinator
Jason Bradford .... set production assistant
Severiano Canales .... office production assistant (as Seve Canales)
Barbara Casner .... assistant production coordinator
Crystal Chavez .... intern (as Crystal Janet Chavez)
Saraleah Cogan .... intern
Danielle Cohen .... intern
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance: Indieclear (as Carol Compton)
Crystal Connell .... accounting clerk
André Devantier .... caterer
Nicholas Dunlevy .... assistant: Marc Webb
Jenifer Ellis .... set production assistant (as Jennifer Ellis)
Tara Fischer .... set production assistant
Chris Goodwin .... assistant: Mark Waters
Kanene S. Gratts .... intern
Herman Hernandez .... craft service
Timothy Johnston .... payroll accountant
Michael Judd .... key set production assistant
Kett Kettering .... accounting clerk
Lance Kirshner .... office production assistant
Nancy Klein .... studio teacher
Michelle Knudsen .... assistant: Mason Novick
Gints Krastins .... production accountant
Jessamyn Land .... set production assistant
Jacob Lawton .... set production assistant
Verla Loomis Randall .... layout board
Liza Marroquin .... intern
Richard McCune .... financing: City National Bank (as Richard V. McCune)
John Paliferro .... office production assistant
Frank Pelluchon .... chef
Tracy Phillips .... assistant choreographer
Erik Piecuch .... financing: City National Bank
Jason M. Roberts .... set production assistant (as Jason Roberts)
Michael Rooney .... choreographer
Matt Rubenstein .... assistant: Steven J. Wolfe (as Matthew Rubenstein)
Cassiopeia Smith .... intern
Gregg Spiegelman .... medic
Kate Sullivan .... assistant: Jessica Tuchinsky
Carl B. Thompson .... office production assistant
Christian Vincent .... assistant choreographer
Keisha Ansley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Zack Arnold .... title designer: end crawl (uncredited)
Tyler Atkinson .... digital distribution (uncredited)
Wayne Barker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher (uncredited)
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema (uncredited)
Ryan Schwartzman .... stand-in: joseph gordon-levitt (uncredited)
Robert Velo .... production financing (uncredited)
Elaine Zlaket .... stand-in (uncredited)
Dion Neutra .... the producers wish to thank: Neutra sketches
Richard Neutra .... the producers wish to thank: Neutra sketches
UCLA Bruin Marching Band .... the producers wish to thank

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Also Known As:
"500 Days of Summer" - International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language
95 min
Color | Black and White (some sequences)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | Germany:0 | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:15A | Japan:PG12 | Malaysia:P13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:AL | Norway:A | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #45018)

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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist, a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.See more »
Continuity: During the copy-room kiss scene, Summer only touches the back of Tom's head yet when she leaves Tom's hair is ruffled all over giving the impression of a passionate encounter.See more »
Tom:[split screen scene on the train about Millie's wedding] Yeah, but you said you were going that's why I'm going.
McKenzie:And that's why I called her last night, told her I was sick. Like a ninja.
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400 out of 488 people found the following review useful.
The Glorious "(500) Days of Summer", 15 July 2009
Author: amarcordforever from United States

Let's face it. We've all done our share of "dumping". Whether it's the, "Lets just be friends," or the all too familiar, "It's not you, it's me," tactic, as long as you're not on the receiving end it becomes a question of, "How quickly can I get this over with, so I can move on with my life?" Equally, all of us (yes even Brad Pitt) have experienced what it feels like to "be" dumped and the complex emotions that unexpectedly follow. If you're one of the fortunate souls that have managed to escape the throws of relationship hell, you'll probably fare better with renting the newest addition to the Rambo series. For the rest of you who've at one time or another gotten your hearts ripped out of your chests and stomped into a million pieces only to turn you into unshaven, alcoholic hermits on the brink of starvation…this movie is dedicated to you.

Tom (Joseph-Gordon-Levitt) is a wanna-be architect turned professional greeting card writer whose life is thrown for a loop when he suddenly falls for the "new girl" Summer (Zooey Deschanel, Almost Famous). As one who appeared most certainly unattainable at first glance, Tom manages to charm her into what she coins as a, "casual relationship." Eventually, Tom ends up questioning their status with one another, which manages to put strain on the relationship, causing her to request the dreaded "time apart." (500) Days of Summer chronicles the bitter sweet beginnings, the untimely endings and all of that confusing stuff that takes place during the in betweens of a relationship that just isn't meant to be.

(500) Days of Summer is presented in an effective non-linear style that sets it apart from its romantic comedy predecessors, rotating back and forth between dates signified by a simple title card flashing in between scenes (2), (50), (150) and so on to represent the various days in the course of Toms roller coaster of a relationship. This seesaw method of bouncing to and fro successfully manages to force the viewer in a physically engaging shared experience of Tom's feelings, which is something every director aspires to elicit from their intended audience.

The real kudos go to Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, whose script is practically flawless. You can't help but feel that their authenticity and attention to detail while constructing each scene through appropriately sarcastic and funny dialogue exchanges among all of the main characters involved, particularly those between Deschanel and Levitt which come across as heartbreakingly real and genuine. Their creative way of crafting the simple concept of a break up through unconventional story structuring is a refreshing concept that begs to be seen more in a world where most conventional films tend to play it safe.

Leads Deschanel and Levitt manage to bring something quite special to the screen in their portrayals of Tom and Summer (both "last nameless"). Their chemistry is really what makes the film a joy to watch. Mostly thanks to Neustadter and Weber's superb dialog, both actors seem so comfortable in their roles that their interactions with one another transcend the screen and naturally unfold before our eyes as if we were voyeurs to their unraveling, wanting so much to change the fate of their outcome, but helpless to do so. Deschanel is sexy, carefree and bound to be adored by males everywhere as Summer. Levitt captures the struggle of the neurotic "boy in love" exceptionally through all of his various stages of emotional imbalance.

(500) Days of Summer is a poem to every down and out guy who thinks he's the only one whose ever been dragged through the mill by their own Summer. What undoubtedly ends up making this picture so brilliant is how relatable it is to its victims and victimizers a like. When all is said and done, there is most definitely a lesson to be learned by Tom's experiences. Everyone you meet along the way, whether just passing through or sticking around for awhile, has a purpose. In the end nothing lasts forever, relationships begin, relationships end. Try to be thankful for all the people that broke your heart, they more than likely helped you find yourself in the process …especially you, Summer…bitch.

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